Let’s face it. Shipping is no easy task when it comes to an online store. There are many decisions to be made and your client often depends on your to help with the solutions. Having more flexibility in place helps.
WooCommerce Shipping Tips
There are the basics of shipping that are first needed to understand how it works. After that, you will find that clients often need even more fine-tuned functionality. Here is a collection of posts I have on the site here that will help you with some of your specific needs when it comes to having more control over the shipping.
Using Conditional Logic to Hide the Shipping Options and Methods
As your client offer more and more products, each with their own limitations around size, geography or user criteria, setting up shipping on a WooCommerce store can easily become a maze. Having the option to hide based on several conditions can make life easier.
The Hide Shipping Methods for WooCommerce works with the shipping methods that come with both WooCommerce by default and any premium WooCommerce product, both by Woo and third-parties. Read more about this extension on this post.
Shipping Restrictions at Checkout
There are a lot of options that come with shipping. And often there is a need to create restrictions based on various criteria. You can learn how to have more control over your checkout page by using conditional logic and restricting shipping by country and state. This post shows you how to do that as well as restrict the payment methods at checkout.
Using Roles to Limit Shipping Options
You might just need to have restrictions for roles. Think about this. Maybe there are vendors in which you need to only offer specific shipping options. Or maybe there are other restrictions that are needed to put in place. This extension does that as well as doing the same for payment methods.
Shipping Products to Multiple Locations
What if your clients has customers who want to order several products in one single order, but ship them to different locations?
An example would be someone working on their Christmas list. They find the site and several items pop out at them as perfect gifts. But heck, if they want to send those shoes to Uncle Joe, that cool hat to mom and that great bag to their sister, we are talking three separate orders unless they want to ship them all to themself and then ship them out again. Read this post to learn how you can do that.
Offer Shipping Estimates to Customers
For a customer to order something online and discover the shipping costs were much higher than what showed on your order page, well, surprises like that for your customers are not a fun thing. Make sure this doesn’t happen to your clients sites. In this post I will show you how you can add an estimated range of days on both cart and checkout.
Generate a Packing List for Orders
A client may need to be able to generate a packing list for orders with multiple items which will help them streamline their fulfillment process. Doing so ensures accuracy as the list can be rechecked for final packing. You can see how this extension provides this as well as an invoice for customer orders.
Add Shipping Tracking to Emails and Order Pages
This adds a tracking number to the email or a link under orders in their account page. You can see how to do that here.